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Gunshots damage Flower Mound church

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fmpd_cruiserFlower Mound police are asking for the public’s help in determining the culprits that shot up a church over the weekend after a large party was broken up.

At approximately 12:46 a.m. on Sunday morning, officers responded to a call of shots fired at Circle R Ranch, 5901 Cross Timbers Rd.

Upon arrival, officers found a large private party involving University of North Texas students from the Phi Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, estimated to have roughly 2,000 attendees, being dispersed by off-duty police officers hired as security from other area law enforcement agencies. No evidence was found to indicate shots had been fired at Circle R Ranch.

Less than an hour later, at 1:41 a.m., police were called back to the area due to a disturbance call involving a number of people, cars, and loud music at the Rocky Point shopping center, located on the northwest corner of FM 1171 and Shiloh Road.

When officers arrived they found the glass front door broken out at Shiloh Church, 6500 Cross Timbers Rd. Officers recovered 40 spent casings from three different calibers of handguns. An offense report was taken for “Deadly Conduct,” a third degree felony, and is currently being investigated.  No injuries have been reported.

Jason Roberts, owner of Circle R Ranch, said that there were many more people at the private event than anticipated.

“The event was portrayed to us as a private UNT homecoming event for 500 people. We have had these without incident many times in the past. We knew nothing of the name of the party, or information on flyers until after the event,” said Roberts. “We have hosted events for over 40 years in this community and have never seen anything like this.”

The Flower Mound Police Department would like the public’s assistance in this investigation, and ask that those who attended the event at Circle R Ranch that evening and have information to contact Flower Mound Police immediately. Tips can be reported to a FMPD Detective by calling 972-539-0525, or anonymously by calling 972-874-3307.

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